Headphones

Tech Review: Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esport Gaming Headphones: Practically perfect

July 30, 2018

The Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esport Gaming Headphones, the latest refresh of Plantronics’ longrunning RIG 500 line, are about as close to the perfect gaming headset as any I’ve ever used.

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Tech Review: Sony WF-SP700N – great sound, perfect noise cancelling, terrible battery life

July 25, 2018

Ever since Apple released the Airpods in December of 2016, there’s been a steady increase in number of big-ticket, fully wireless ear buds coming to market. With the Internet of Things steadily spreading toward more casual adopters of technology, and Bluetooth technology improving year on year, it’s become necessary for these devices to enter the […]

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Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger Core: Great sound on a budget

July 12, 2018

The HyperX Cloud Stinger Core shouldn’t sound as good as it does. This is a $70 AUD pair of headphones. You expect certain things from $70 headphones. You expect them to be cheap. You expect them to be made from hard, unyeilding plastic that keeps them from being worn comfortably for long periods. You certainly […]

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Tech Review: Cygnett FreePlay Wireless Earphones: Puzzle bobble

June 26, 2018

One thing a pair of earphones should do the first time you put them in your ears is make a good impression. Before you even turn them on, they should sit comfortably in the ears with minimal wobble and, ideally, not make you feel like Lobot from Star Wars (though I’ve reviewed my share that […]

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Tech Review: Edifier G4 Gaming Headphones: Boom, boom, boom

June 6, 2018

Gaming headsets have reached an interesting tipping point. For years many of them weren’t worth the price of the box they came in. They sported ugly, heavy designs, poor quality materials and sound quality to match. But over the last five years manufacturers have — to my shock — begun to shift their focus towards […]

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Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headphones: Long, loud life

May 17, 2018

Gaming headphones have come such a long way in the last couple of years, particularly those of the wireless variety. Gone are the days of terrible sound and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it battery lives. Now, if you aren’t providing premium quality sound, no-one wants a bar of you. HyperX has always seemed to be a gaming peripheral maker […]

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Tech Review: Razer Hammerhead BT: Little where it counts *Updated*

May 8, 2018

It’s been a while since I wrote a review where I was heavily critical of a pair headphones, much less a pair of Razer headphones. But the time has come once more to be a bit hard on a pair of well-meaning earbuds.

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Tech Review: Plantronics RIG 800LX Gaming Headset: Big money, no whammies

April 4, 2018

For the longest time, I railed against gaming headphones across the board. As an audiophile, there was no part of them anyone did right. They were all huge, heavy and ugly with huge bass that blew the sound to hell. In the last couple of years however, I’ve found myself finally coming around on gaming […]

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Tech Review: Razer Electra V2 USB Gaming Headset: Back to basics and a step forward

April 3, 2018

When it comes to gaming headphones, Razer’s cans have never been my favourites. They’ve always been clunky, heavy things with sound that rarely came close to meeting my expectations. I wanted to put all that on front street because, if the Electra V2 is any indication, Razer’s headset efforts might have finally found their groove […]

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Tech Review: Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: Plane weird

March 5, 2018

I frequently argue in my headphone reviews that the look, the exterior design of a particular kit is rarely terribly important to me. If a pair of headphones sound great, I’m usually happy to wear them  no matter how hideous they may be. Sony’s WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones have broken my resolve. They do […]

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